BBQ Pork Souvlaki with Grilled Lemons & Tzatziki
BBQ Pork Souvlaki with Grilled Lemons & Tzatziki is a very easy and flavorful summer dish made on the outdoor grill that marries Greek cuisine (souvlaki, tzatziki & lemon) with American classic BBQ Sauce.
- 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 2 cups Water up to 3 cups
- 1 lb Pork Chops up to 1.5 lbs - about 3 pork chops
- 2 Red Bell Peppers cut into 1-inch squares
- 1 Red Onions cut into moons
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce + more if needed
- 1 Lemon cut in half
- 1/2 English Cucumber peeled and shredded
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt full fat or 2%
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 tbsp Dill fresh, chopped
- Splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar optional
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Brine the Pork Chops: Dissolve salt in a bowl of warm water. Cool off the combination and submerge pork chops. Brine them for at least half an hour.
Preparing Souvlaki: Remove pork chops from brine and cut them into 1 inch squares. Add them to a new bowl and pour 1/2 cup of BBQ Sauce. Mix and set aside. Cut up peppers into 1 inch squares and onions into the moons (separate the onions pieces).
Assembling Souvlaki: If using wooden skewers, you must first soak them in water for 30 minutes to avoid burning. If using metal skewers, you can start assembling immediately. Start with a few pieces of onions, followed by peppers and pork. Continue until all skewers are assembled (from the number of ingredients you should be able to create 4 large skewers)
Make Tzatziki Sauce: Add shredded cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill and Greek yogurt into a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, then add a splash of Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar. Set aside.
Grilling Souvlaki: Heat up your grill to high, brush it with oil and add the skewers. Grill them for a few minutes, then turn and brush with BBQ Sauce. Grill for another few minutes, turn and brush with more BBQ sauce. Repeat these steps a few times until the skewers are lightly charred & cooked through (about 10-12 minutes). Add lemon to the grill and cook until grilled marks show (4-5 minutes). Once done, remove from the grill.
Serving Souvlaki: Once your pork souvlaki are cooked through, remove them from the grill, sprinkle grilled lemon all over them and serve with pita bread and Tzatziki sauce. You can either scoop Tzatziki on top of the skewers or serve it on a side. Enjoy!
Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 2065IU | Vitamin C: 94.3mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1.6mg